The Islamic State has claimed it killed eleven Nigerian soldiers in new Borno attack, weeks after the group claimed responsibility for the death of 10 soldiers in the North-Eastern state.
The group disclosed this on its news agency, Amaq on Saturday.
It said the latest attack was unleashed on the barracks in Gajiganna local government area of Borno state, killing 11 soldiers and leaving many injured.
The group released pictures of burnt barracks and dead bodies which it claimed were those of soldiers.
The Nigerian army is yet to confirm the attack, however an official of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital(UMTH) told the Cable that some of the persons involved in the attack are currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
“We have been attending to the victims of the unfortunate attack from Gajiganna and they are responding to treatment,” said the official who craved anonymity because he was not authorised to speak.